RMS's rider, lol Show more
RMS's rider is a strange dive into what happens when a movement sees you as a god king.
datasheets that look like summoning circles/magic incantations
next year can we have a Trans Day of Audibility where everyone *listens* to trans people
transphobia, uspol Show more
im so tired of liberals being like "omg joe biden is so amazing!!! he will make things so good for trans people!!"
and then every fucking day there are news like "<random state> is passing a law to prevent trans people from accessing healthcare!"
literally how is that better??
"oh but he doesn't have power over that, it's not his fault"
then whats the fucking point if he's literally the president??? why do you love him so much if he cant even do anything??
I was wondering the other day what makes Afghanistan a good place to grow poppies. It turns out the hydroelectric projects US companies built there in an effort to win them away from the USSR and China pushed a lot of salt into the soil by raising the water table. So, poppies were one crop that could tolerate the newly saline soil.
fun fact about cryptocurrencies: most have a "main" network and a "test" network, main being the thing people treat with value, test being pretty much identical except the currency is given away more easily and everyone agrees to treat the test currencies as valueless.
no one sees any irony in all this.
US medical question (please boost) Show more
How does an undocumented immigrant get medical care in the US without risking their life and home every time they do so? Please only answer if you have experience with this subject, not just google searches.
covid, UN vote Show more
UN vote for if the patent law should be waived for the Covid vaccine
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CW: George Floyd Murder Trial (-----) Show more
We all knew Derek Chauvin was going to walk free, but the details about how they're stacking the Jury to ensure that are incredibly nauseating.
Jury Selection is one of the most blatant examples of systemic racism in our legal system, and it's usually hidden from public view. Not this time.
They're selecting only people sympathetic to the police, and excluding _anyone_ who's ever been to a protest.
HOW IS THIS JUSTICE.
a normal person: look at these luddites burning masks
me, crawling out from under the rock where i live: luddites were not opposed to technology but to the bosses using it to inflict poverty
white supremacy & misogynoir in U.S. suffrage movement Show more
"In 1919, the executive committee of the Georgia Democratic Party adopted a resolution allowing women to vote in the Democratic white primary. Written by Emily MacDougald, the resolution passed 24-1. It allowed for a handful of white Atlanta women to vote in their first local election. Women of color were driven away under threat of physical violence. When black suffragists in the Jim Crow South sought help from their white counterparts, they were told that the disenfranchisement of African American women was an issue of race, not of gender, and therefore beyond the movement’s purview." https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/blog/suffrage-in-the-south-100-years-later
china should threaten to send the poorest americans $2000 checks like that time a west virginia town got a bridge built by applying to the soviet union's foreign aid fund
Capitalism rewards innovation (sometimes), but consistently punishes robustness.
Capitalism tends towards tiny margins. Systems will be stretched to the absolute limits daily and are completely incapable of coping with anything beyond that.
Robustness include redundancy and spare capacity. No robust system can compete in the 21st century free for all of unregulated capitalism.
Meanwhile, neoliberalism demands that every system essential for human life be removed from governments and given over to capitalism. We call this democracy, but it seems more like a Divine Right of Oligarchs.
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